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conditional

1. 
a. (of an equation or inequality) true for only certain values of the variable: x2 --1 = x + 1 is a conditional equation, only true for x = 2 or --1
b. (of an infinite series) divergent when the absolute values of the terms are considered
2. Logic (of a proposition) consisting of two component propositions associated by the words if…then so that the proposition is false only when the antecedent is true and the consequent false. Usually written: pq or pq, where p is the antecedent, q the consequent, and → or ⊃ symbolizes implies
3. Logic a conditional proposition

conditional

[kən′dish·ən·əl]
(computer science)
Subject to the result of a comparison made during computation in a computer, or subject to human intervention.
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Therefore conditionality is usually understood as a strategy of 'reinforcement by reward' (15).
As has already been said, the claim against the Commission acting in concert with the ECB, the institution in control of the money supply to Cyprus, is that they were in an impossibly powerful negotiating position -- power asymmetrical in the jargon -- and able to dictate the conditionality absolutely whereas the Commission's proper role was to ensure compliance with EU law including human rights law and the rule of law.
This may also explain why accession conditionality has been found most effective when the EU decided whether to open accession negotiations (Houghton 2007; Saatcioglu 2010; Mungiu-Pippidi 2014).
Again, some disabled people will have conditionality attached to their benefits regime.
Conditionality helps investors improve investment scenario analysis by better organizing the qualitative evidence collected in file folders, by using that evidence to better support the qualitative judgments, now written in a Word memo, and by using the judgments to automatically drive more scenarios than they create manually in Excel.
EU conditionality has been an important foreign-policy tool of the EU and is occupying the minds of many academics.
The conclusion was that prior to 1999, the conditionality mechanism did not automatically offer accession at the end of the process, but after this date, the achievement of this outcome became the norm.
Although conditionality in benefits has to some extent always existed, particularly through provisions for the withdrawal of benefits for claimants refusing a suitable lob offer (Bryson and Jacobs, 1992; Gregg, 2008), its use has been increased and intensified both in the UK and internationally (Griggs and Bennett, 2009).
However, there is a risk that the conditionality and sanction provisions in the bill might in some circumstances lead to destitution, such as would amount to inhuman or degrading treatment contrary to Article 3 ECHR if the individual concerned was genuinely incapable of work.
The pre-accession conditionality method was inaugurated in 1993 with the adoption of the so-called Copenhagen Criteria as a response to the application for membership by the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs), which were facing great challenges to conform their societies to European standards.
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